Faculty and Staff

Dean Richard Gorman

Dean Richard Gorman

Professor of Kinesiology

Assistant Department Head

College of Education and Health Professions

(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-2890

Fax: (479) 575-5778

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Dr. Dean R. Gorman is a Kinesiology Professor and has served as Assistant Department Head and Graduate Coordinator within the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation since 2006.  Before coming to the University of Arkansas thirty-five years ago, Dr. Gorman was a lecturer at Arizona State University (1978-1979) and co-supervisor of the Kansas University Perceptual Motor Clinic (1976-1978).  Dr. Gorman was awarded the rank of professor in 1988.

Human performance issues related to disabled and non-disabled populations

  • Special Populations
  • Assessment and Programming in Adapted Movement Science
  • Perceptual Motor Clinical
  • Advanced Skill Analysis
  • Proposal Writing 
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Physical Education-Exercise Physiology and Adapted Physical Education, 1980
  • M.S., Arizona State University, Physical Education, 1973
  • B.A., Arizona State University, Physical Education, 1972

(For full listing see attached CV above) 

PRESENTATIONS

National/International

Jenkins, M., Gorman, D., and Parish, A. (2015 March).

            Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Choices on Students Who Smoke Cigarettes.  2015 SHAPE

            American National Convention, Seattle, WA. (Accepted)

Lirgg, C., Gorman, D., Shewmake, C., and Merrie M.  (2015, March).  Teaching Students with

            Disabilities: Perceptions of Physical Educators.  2015 SHAPE American National

            Convention, Seattle, WA. (Accepted)

Regional/State

Gorman, D., Kern, J., Hunt, S., and Calleja, P. (2014, November 6).  Sport and Sport Nutrition Trivia.  Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Gorman, D., Hunt, S., Calleja, P., and Kern, J. (2013, November 7).  Interesting and Lesser Known Facts about Sports.  Arkansas Association of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention.  Little Rock, AR.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Anderson, R., Daniels, C., Gorman, D., Mason, W., Pyfer, J., and Roswal, G. (1984).  Adapted physical education for the elementary school. Bowling Green, Kentucky: Western Kentucky University, 374 pgs.

 

Daniel, C., and Gorman, D.  (Eds.).  (1984). Recreational programs for the aged. Bowling Green, Kentucky:  Western Kentucky University, 150 pgs.

Chapters in Books

Gorman, D., and Kambis, K. (1992).  Exercise physiology and aging.  IN: A research source book and bibliography in aging and health, exercise, recreation and dance (pp. 13-38). Reston, Virginia: AAHPERD Publishing (2nd Edition).

Brown, B., Fort, I., Gorman, D., and Bliss, M. (1991).  Discerning emotional and physical stress, IN: Proceedings: Maccabiah-Wingate international congress on sport sciences (pp. 33-37) Natanya, Israel: The Emmanuel Gill Publishing House.

Articles

Thomasson, J., Gorman, D., Lirgg, C., and Adams, J. (2014). An Analysis of Firearms Training Performance among Active Law Enforcement Officers in the USA.  Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 87, 225-233.

Mann, M., Gorman, D., and Lirgg, C. (2014).  Systematic Observation of Coach Feedback in Elite Youth Volleyball.  Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 29, 33-57.

PROCEEDINGS

Lirgg, C., Gorman, D., and Parish, A. (2014).  School Personnel Perceptions of Childhood Obesity.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 (Suppl.), A-78.

Thomasson, J., Gorman, D., and Lirgg, C. (2014).  An Analysis of Firearms Training Performance among Active Law Enforcement Officers.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85 (Suppl.), A-21.

Technical Reports

Gorman, D.  Adapted Physical Education Pre-Service Training Project, University of Arkansas, (Prepared for the Department of Education, Office of Special Education), August, 1989:61 pgs.

Gorman, D.  Pre-Service Training Grant to  Prepare Adapted Physical Education Specialists, University of Arkansas, (Prepared for the Department of Education, Office of Special Education), August, 1986:56 pgs.

 

Professor, HHPR Assistant Department        University of Arkansas           2006-Present

Head and Graduate Coordinator

Professor and HKRD Department                 University of Arkansas           1992-2005

   Graduate Coordinator

Professor of Kinesiology                                University of Arkansas           1988-Present

Associate Professor                                         University of Arkansas           1984-1988

Project Director,                                              University of Arkansas           1983-1989

Pre-Service Training Grants

Project Director,                                              University of Arkansas           1979-1981

   Personnel Preparation Grant

Assistant Professor                                         University of Arkansas           1979-1984

Lecturer                                                           Arizona State University        1978-1979

Co-Supervisor,                                                University of Kansas              1976-1978

Certificate of Appreciation – UA Teaching Academy                                   2012

Mentorship Program

Saudi University Sports Federation Honor Award                                        2011

Game Day Professor                                                                                       2010

   (Nominated by student athletes)

Prince de Merode Award Finalist VIIth I0C Olympic                                  2003

World Congress on Sport Science (research paper)

HKRD Outstanding Teaching Award                                                                        2001

University of Arkansas Teaching Academy President                                   1992-1993

University of Arkansas Teaching Academy Executive Board                       1991-1994

American Association for Higher Education                                                  1993

   University Representative, Exemplary Teaching Forum    

Arkansas Special Olympics                                                                             1991

   Recognition Award            

Southern District AAHPERD                                                                                    1990

   Certificate of Appreciation

University of Arkansas Kappa Delta Pi                                                          1990

   Outstanding Faculty Award

College of Education Outstanding Service Award                                        1990

Fayetteville Youth Center Appreciation Plaque                                             1990

University of Arkansas Nominee

   Ross Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award                                        1989

   Sponsored by the State Board of Higher Education

University of Arkansas Teaching Academy                                                   1988

   Charter Member

University of Arkansas Burlington Northern                                                 1988

   Outstanding Scholar Award for Teaching  

Golden Key National Honor Society                                                             1986

   Honorary Faculty Member

Mabel Lee Award                                                                                           1985

   Outstanding Young Professional in the

   American Alliance of HPERD

Centro Studi & Richerche F.I.D.A.L.                                                                        1985

   Golden Centimeter Ruler Award

   Presented to invited speakers by the International

   Society for Myochemistry, Italy

College of Education, University of Arkansas                                               1984 & 1987

   Outstanding Researcher Awards

College of Education, University of Arkansas                                               1983

   Outstanding Teacher Award

Certificate of Appreciation – Area III Special Olympics                               1983, 1984, 1985

Student National Education Association                                                       1981

   R.K. Bent Chapter Award for Teaching

Distinguished Service Award                                                                         1981

   Awarded by the Disabled Student Association

   University of Arkansas

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - University of Kansas University                  1978

Federal Grant Fellowship                                                                               1975-1978

   Study in the area of Adapted Physical Education for

   the Handicapped, University of Kansas

Who’s Who Among American College Students                                           1974-1975

   University of Kansas

Kappa Delta Phi                                                                                              1973

   (National Honorary Scholastic Education Society)

Who’s Who Among American College Students                                           1972-1973

   Arizona State University